Westminster Memorial Park and Mortuary

14801 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA


Sis A. Mitchell

March 16, 1933July 28, 2020

Sis A. Mitchell, born March 16, 1933 in Long Beach, California passed away on July 28, 2020 in Springdale, Arkansas at the age of 87.

She entered the world, alongside her brother, Buddy Sutherland, during the Long Beach Earthquake of 1933; the two Sutherland’s were known locally as the 'Earthquake Twins'.

In 1951, Sis married Carl Mitchell, together they had 4 sons; Steve, Darrell, Carl and Terry. After Carl, Sr.’s passing, Sis worked as a photographer for 10 years and spent 27 years at Beckman Instruments where she grew her career from an entry level role to the leader of the Engineering Records Department. Sis loved to write poetry and prided herself on her penmanship skills.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Carl Mitchell, as well as her parents; Albert and Catherine Sutherland, brothers; Jordan, Fran and Buddy and two sons Carl and Terry Mitchell. She is survived by her partner in life of 45 years; Melvin Pittser, sons; Steve and Darrell Mitchell, bonus Valerie Morrison, 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Westminster Memorial Park on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:30am in Westminster, California. A celebration of life will be held in Arkansas at a later date.

Arrangements under the direction of Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683. (714) 893-2421

Due to State and Local Mandate regarding COVID-19, only a limited number of people are permitted to attend. Please call for further information.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020


Sis A. Mitchell

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Sarah Ward

July 31, 2020

Sis was a beautiful soul with a sweetness that always bubbled to the top. Although I haven't seen you in several years, you left a lasting affect on me. I sure know this earth was a better place with you in it. Rest in peace sweet Sis.
your all in my prayers.

Diane Mitchell

July 30, 2020

You will be forever in our hearts and thoughts and prayers. We are so sad to lose you but also glad you dont have to fight that terrible disease anymore. Such a sweet and gentle lady you are and always will be. Momma, we will love and miss you always. We have so many memories that we will cherish forever.
Darrell and Diane


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